Cheryl Sullenger wrote a book about Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s clinic. She tells the story of Davida Clark, an African American teen who came to Gosnell for an abortion
“She remembered… the receptionist that seemed only to care about taking money. As her name was called and she was moved into the abortion room, she said she saw drugged women who looked “half–dead” languishing about the clinic. She noticed there was blood all over the chairs and on the floor.
“But I just kept going,” she said.
Davida was hooked up to an IV and her midsection strapped with a fetal heart monitor. That’s when she saw Gosnell for the first time. But by then Davida had had enough. She told Gosnell that she had changed her mind, but Gosnell would have none of that.
Davida recalled, “He’s like, “Stop being a little baby,” and he’s pounding on my legs. “Stop being a little baby! Stop being a little baby!” And now, I’m outnumbered. All these women came in and I’m like tied to the bed, and the next thing I know, I was out of it.”
When she came to, Davida was groggy from the drugs, but she knew she wasn’t pregnant anymore. She began to repeatedly sob, “I want my baby!” But the women who worked in the clinic simply ignored her.
Today, Davida is unable to bear any more children and thinks with grief of the baby she should have had, but didn’t.”
Cheryl Sullenger The Trial of Kermit Gosnell (World Ahead Press, 2017) 38
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